Things To Do near Moretonhampstead

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The White Hart, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The White Hart, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Gateway to Dartmoor There's a cluster of pubs, cafes and restaurants around the town square in the heart of Moretonhampstead. The White Hart is one of them. It's a great place to stop for lunch when exploring the surrounding area. Eat in the restaurant or bar. Menus are available on The Whit...

Moretonhampstead Public Art/Sculpture ('Dartmoor Flight'), Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead Public Art/Sculpture ('Dartmoor Flight'), Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One of the highlights of Moretonhampstead is its public art/sculptures. From a sparrowhawk to Dartmoor ponies, barn owl to relief panels, the town is full of creative goodness. These beautiful works were created by a group of artists lead by Roger Dean as part of a project called 'Dartmoor Flig...

Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Travel around Devon and Cornwall for a period of time and it becomes clear that the two counties are packed with artists, ceramicists and photographers. Places such as St Ives and Falmouth have high numbers of galleries concentrated in a small area. On Dartmoor, given the lower visitor numbers, ...

The Dancing Tree Cross, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The Dancing Tree Cross, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you're on your way to see Moretonhampstead 1 and 2 The Almshouses, look out for The Dancing Tree Cross. This was once the site of a market cross similar to the one in South Zeal. All you see today in Moretonhampstead is the head of the cross. This is because a tree grew next to the c...

Moretonhampstead St Andrew's Church, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead St Andrew's Church, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walk the high moorland, wooded valleys and rolling countryside of the east and north east sections of Dartmoor National Park and the tall tower of St Andrew's rising high above Moretonhampstead becomes a familiar sight. It's as distinctive a landmark as the more famous Widecombe St Pancras Chur...

Moretonhampstead 1 and 2 The Almshouses, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead 1 and 2 The Almshouses, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One of the most impressive buildings in Dartmoor National Park, Moretonhampstead 1 and 2 The Almshouses are owned by the National Trust. If you're looking for historical information, visit the Moretonhampstead History Society website to which we provide an external link. 'Recorded as 'new' i...

Penny Simpson Ceramics, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Penny Simpson Ceramics, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Towards the top of Moretonhampstead high street is Penny Simpson's showroom where you can buy exquisite handmade tableware. We've positioned Penny Simpson Ceramics on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool (Outdoor), Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool (Outdoor), Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One of a number of open air swimming pools in the towns that fringe the eastern side of Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool is situated next to the main car park at the top of the high street. Whilst it's heated by solar power, Dartmoor takes a wee while to warm up after the cold winters so...

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

At the top of Moretonhampstead high street, in a refurbished bus depot, is a super collection of vintage vehicles. There are about '90 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles from pre-1920s to the 1990s'. We've positioned Moretonh...

Moretonhampstead to Butterdon Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead to Butterdon Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you look at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, you'll see a path marked as a broken green line running north of Moretonhampstead to Butterdon Down. On older Ordnance Survey maps, this is marked as part of the Dartmoor Way Walking Route. In Spring, when the wild flowers are out, the...

Wray Valley Trail in Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Valley Trail in Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

At the time of writing in 2017, within Dartmoor National Park, the Wray Valley Trail runs from Mill Marsh Park at Bovey Tracey along the dismantled railway line to the end of Parke Estate. From there, a new section of the trail takes you to the edge of the popular Dartmoor village Lustleig...

Dartmoor Way Walking Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Way Walking Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Dartmoor Way's one of Devon's long distance footpaths. About 90m/140km in length, it's a circular walk that takes in many of the National Park's major towns. If you look at a summary map of Dartmoor, the footpath runs around the outskirts of the west and north and east of the Park. It cuts ac...

Bluebell Walks, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Bluebell Walks, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The below recommendations are all linked to Google maps but we'd suggest you refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map for detail. If we had to choose a couple of places to see bluebells, we'd pick East Hill Bluebell Circular Walk up on the northern border of the National Park nea...

Mardon Down Stone Circle, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Stone Circle, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Prehistory/views Dartmoor's stone circles are invariably situated in stunning locations. Arguably, Mardon Down Stone Circle provides the finest views. Positioned on top of an island of moorland in the north eastern section of the National Park, there are massive views from the stone circle to Dar...

Mardon Down Giant's Grave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Giant's Grave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

According to Phil Newman in his excellent 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', 'it was Dean Jeremiah Milles of Exeter, President of the Society of Antiquaries, who first undertook archaeological fieldwork on Dartmoor barrows in 1752 on Mardon Down (Grinsell 1978, 87), and the literature of the early...